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Tima, 65 years old, is married and blessed with three children who all attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor running water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Tima operates a baking, selling from home to neighbours and shop operators. She cites seasonality as a challenge in the business. She dreams of establishing another bakery in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants purchase to ingredients such as wheat flour, milk and sugar. She decided to join Yehu to access financial support to expand her business.

Additional Information

About Yehu Microfinance Trust

This loan is administered by Yehu Microfinance Trust, which was founded in 1998 as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian Kenya. In July 2007, Yehu became a separate entity from CHOICE and was registered as a trust. Since then, Yehu has expanded to cover over half of Kenya’s 13 coastal districts.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 1072
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,240,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Tima to buy ingredients such as wheat flour, milk and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2013
May 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014